The legislation, which addresses job insecurity, hiring discrimination and workplace safety, was championed by the Chicago Workers’ Collaborative (CWC) and Warehouse Workers for Justice (WWJ), as well as the Illinois AFL-CIO and Raise the Floor Alliance, a coalition of eight Chicago worker centers.
Part of what made the episode so bracing was this combination of serious material — the way holidays announce whose history is important — and biting jokes that would have no place in your ordinary Let's Learn A Leson episode of TV.
Even before Hurricane Maria, the “colonial and undemocratic” federal board managing Puerto Rico’s debt was forced to consider 79% debt forgiveness. Today as demands grow for full debt cancellation and a massive relief package, the vulture bondholders want just the opposite. They want to oust the oversight board for even considering debt relief, and they want tax breaks for multinationals in Puerto Rico and the “militarization of the island” to “maintain law and order.”
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It's not the Old South. The mayors of the largest cities in Mississippi and Alabama have now won on anti-establishment to downright radical platforms. In November, Vincent Fort will try to make in three in a row in Atlanta.